Car SOS, National Geographic’s top-rated car restoration show, returns for its 10th season on Tuesday, April 26 at 19:00 (CAT) with 10 new episodes. This season also includes a special anniversary show featuring the 100th car to be made over on the series and a slew of celebrity guests who will appear throughout the course of the season.
Each new episode features a heart-warming story from owners who deserve the chance to have their prized classic car fully restored. Tim Shaw and master mechanic Fuzz Townshend are joined by special guest stars, ex-England football legends Bryan Robson and Wes Brown and many more, to support a very special Car SOS reveal at Ole Miss. David Beckham, Sir Paul McCartney, TV mechanic and motoring expert Edd China, and Emmerdale actress Natalie J. Robb are among some of the other celebrity Car SOS enthusiasts who make appearances too.
The highly anticipated tenth series kicks off with a makeover of a Fiat Uno Turbo, which was formerly Gerry’s pride and joy before he was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer and was unable to fix it up. Gerry had months of chemotherapy, which initially helped, but it was later revealed that the disease had spread to his spine, which was tragic. The Car SOS crew overcame a slew of hurdles to restore the car to its former grandeur. The result, I’m told, will astound even the most jaded of petrolheads.
We also get to follow the narrative of the Howe family later in the season, in what promises to be one of the most poignant episodes in Car SOS history. Darcie, the daughter of contributor Steve, was at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena when a bomb ripped through the crowd. Darcie made it out alive, but her mother, who had gone to pick her up, was tragically killed. They planned to convert their 1963 Citroen HY Camionette into a milkshake and coffee van before the tragic explosion. However, due to the circumstances, they were unable to do so. Car SOS steps in to help make it a reality. This is one of the most significant Car SOS unveilings to date, as it takes place at Old Trafford Stadium.
The story of Ash, a Huddersfield electrician, is also covered in the series. Ash was the proud owner of a 1992 VW Corrrado, which he considered his pride and joy. However, Ash was too weak to keep the car in good repair after being diagnosed with testicular cancer and Corrado eventually rotted away behind a business park. His wife Kristina recognised the significance of the car for Ash and wrote to Tim and Fuzz to see if they might assist in getting the car back on the road and bringing some much-needed joy into Ash’s life.
Details of the special 100th Car SOS renovation are currently under wraps, but audiences can look forward to an incredible makeover of a classic car that is brought back from the brink to live out a new life as a top of the range eclectic car.